UPDATED AS OF FRIDAY AUGUST 27, 2021
On Thursday (August 26) BC’s major research universities (UBC, UVIC, SFU and Thompson Rivers U) announced an “agreement” with Ministry of Advance Education and the Provincial Health Officer to mandate disclosure of COVID19 vaccination status for anyone accessing campus, and impose regular rapid testing on the unvaccinated.
Following this announcement, other BC post-secondary institutions to follow suit include:
BCIT announced Friday that they will be implementing “mandatory confidential vaccine reporting” and “mandatory regular rapid testing” for the unvaxxed.
Emily Carr U announced Friday that it will soon require “proof of vaccination or a recent negative test” for anyone on campus.
Royal Roads U announced Friday that all students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus will be required “to confidentially self-disclose their vaccination status” and the unvaccinated will participate in “regular rapid COVID testing on campus.”
UNBC president Geoff Payne indicates he plans to work with union and student leaders to “investigate the potential for a voluntary disclosure of vaccination status” program, and rapid testing on campus.
Vancouver Island U president Deb Saucier announced Friday that the BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU) has received approval from MAEST and the PHO to implement “a program of vaccine self-declaration” this Fall. BCAIU members also include U Fraser Valley, Kwantlen, Capilano, Yukon U, NVIT and JIBC.
Source: Eduvation Insider e-Newsletter